Thursday, March 9, 2023

Development News - Tituss Burgess, Tommy Dewey and Siobhan Williams Join Untitled NBC Drama Pilot Starring Retta

Development News - March 9, 2023

NBC's Untitled Retta Project.

  • Tituss Burgess, Tommy Dewey and Siobhan Williams have been cast as series regulars on the drama pilot (formerly titled Murder by the Book) starring Retta. Burgess previously starred for four seasons in Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and its interactive follow-up special, receiving five Emmy Award nominations for his performance. Dewey starred for four seasons in Hulu's Casual. Williams starred in the second season of Facebook Watch's Sacred Lies.
  • Burgess will play Andre, Hazel's (Retta) lovable, charming and directionless younger brother. For the time-being, he's Hazel's publicist/manager/hype-man because he's been fired from every other job he's ever had.
  • Dewey will play Pete, a cheerful homicide detective who somehow has a gorgeous second home overlooking the bay on a government salary.
  • Williams will play Lori, an employee at the bookstore who proves to be an invaluable, if sometimes off center, ally in Hazel's hunt for Maggie's killer.